March 19, 2010
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -
The University of Wyoming Tennis team (7-3 overall) saw their five-match winning streak end on Friday as they lost their third match of the season to the Cal State Northridge Matadors (7-3 overall), 4-3.
"Northridge is a good team. We have to give them credit for the win today," said UW head coach Kati Gyulai. "I feel we are a better team than we showed today."
In the doubles session, Cowgirl number one team Sarah Summerfield and Kim van Ginkel were defeated by Matadors Brooke Doane and Anna Yang, 8-1. Wyoming's only victory in doubles would come from Rebecca Berger and Alexandra Kovacs who defeated Nina Jaworowski and Whitney Paluch, 8-4. In the final doubles match of the day Cowgirls Simona Synkova and Sasa Nemcova were defeated by Maria Pistalu and Nigora Sirojiddinova, 8-3.
The Cowgirls would attempt a rally in singles, but would ultimately fall short by one match. Summerfield was defeated in the number one position in straight sets by Doane of the Matadors, 6-2, 6-3. Wyoming would then pick up two of the next three matches. Kovacs for UW would defeat Jaworowski in straight sets, 6-0, 6-3. Cowgirl Synkova would begin her match against Paluch with a first set win, 6-0. Synkova would fall in the second set, 6-4 but would hang on to win, 6-1, in the final set. The number four match featuring Cowgirl Berger and Matador Sirojiddinova would also take three sets to decide. Berger would open up with a, 6-2, first set win, but would fall in the next two sets 6-4, 6-2. Wyoming's van Ginkel would play a very close match against Yang. van Ginkel would start with a close 7-6 victory in the first set with a five point tie break, van Ginkel would defeat Yang in the second set 7-6, this time with a three point tie break to win the match. Following the number five match the Cowgirls and the Matadors were tied at three points a piece. The number six match between UW's Nemcova and CSUN's Pistalu would decide the match. Nemcova lost the first set, 7-6, in a one point tie break. Nemcova would fall to Pistalu in the final set, 7-5.
"This is another tough loss for us," added Gyulai, "We need to start learning from these types of close losses and respond better."
The Cowgirls will continue action this weekend on Sunday, against Cal State University-Fullerton in Fullerton, Calif., with the match beginning at 11 a.m. Mountain Time.
CSUN 4, Wyoming 3
Doubles:No. 1 Doane/Yang (CSUN) def. Summerfield/Van Ginkel (UW) 8-1No. 2 Berger/Kovacs (UW) def. Nina Jaworowski/Whitney Paluch (CSUN) 8-4No. 3 Maria Pistalu/Nigora Sirojiddinova (CSUN) def. Synkova/Nemcova (UW) 8-3
Singles:No. 1 Brooke Doane (CSUN) def. Sarah Summerfield (UW) 6-2, 6-3No. 2 Alexandra Kovacs (UW) def. Nina Jaworowski (CSUN) 6-0, 6-3No. 3 Simona Synkova (UW) def. Whitney Paluch (CSUN) 6-0, 4-6, 6-1No. 4 Sirojiddinova (CSUN) def. Berger (UW) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2No. 5 Kim van Ginkel (UW) def. Yang (CSUN) 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3)No. 6 Pistalu (CSUN) def. Nemcova (UW) 7-6 (1), 7-5